Monthly Archives: July 2014

“[S]tate employees paid their fair share throughout the past decade. They played by the rules; paid their pension bill; and for their fidelity to the Commonwealth, they are now being demonized for having a pension.”

Pennsylvania needs to end the credit-card approach to pension reform: John Yudichak

By PennLive Op-Ed
on July 18, 2014 at 1:00 PM, updated July 18, 2014 at 1:06 PM

By John Yudichak

A $50 billion pension crisis does not happen overnight – and the current crisis involving Pennsylvania’s severely underfunded pension system is no different.

YUDICHAK HEADSHOT ART.jpgView full sizeState Sen. John Yudichak, D-Luzerne

In 2001, the state pension funds were fully funded and the defined benefit system was a clear example of fiscal efficiency.

What happened? Continue reading

Pennsylvania pension reform takes a blow……/pension_reform_takes_a_blow_…

The Patriot‑News

Jul 1, 2014 – In what could be a key test vote, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives has quashed debate on a major pension reform proposal.

Former Border Patrol Chief: ‘1 in 5’ Illegals Has Criminal Record
on Breitbart TV 19 Jul 2014
Former US Border Patrol Deputy Chief Ronald Coburn reported that the southern border is seeing “the kind of chaos we saw along the border prior to 9/11” and that “one in five” illegal aliens today has a criminal record Continue reading

ICE has only one detention center designed for families, an 85-bed facility in Berks County, Pennsylvania (and it’s full) , that was once a nursing home.

Border Patrol scraps plan to fly illegal immigrants to California from Texas
Published June 23, 2014
June 7, 2014:This photo shows the entrance to the U. S. Border Patrol facility in Nogales, Ariz. (AP Photo/Brian Skoloff)
The Border Patrol shelved plans to fly nearly 300 Central American illegal immigrants to California from Texas late Sunday. Continue reading

Judge’s order condemns how Obama promotes smuggling children across our border

“The Department of Homeland Security, instead of enforcing our border security laws, actually assisted the criminal conspiracy [of child-smuggling] in achieving its illegal goals,” writes a federal judge in a court order.

U.S. District Judge Andrew S. Hanen in Brownsville, Texas, issued the order in December. It explains and condemns how today’s crisis was created by President Barack Obama’s laxity and refusal to enforce our immigration laws. An estimated 10,000 unaccompanied children are being apprehended each month as they are smuggled into the U.S. yet permitted to stay. Military bases and facilities in Texas, Arizona and California are overflowing, so another 600 are being transferred to Fort Sill, Okla.

Since most border violators are not caught, the actual numbers arriving presumably are far larger. Continue reading

There are thousands of us

Endless wave of illegal immigrants floods Rio Grande valley

03/01/13, Federal Government: Border Is Secure

Napolitano on Immigration: Border Is Secure So ‘Fix the Entire System’

March 1, 2013

The U.S. border is secure and it is time to move forward on comprehensive immigration overhaul, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told ABC News in an exclusive interview.


North Carolina: Illegal aliens commit more than seven child sex assaults per day

North Carolina: Illegal aliens commit more than seven child sex assaults per day
Dave Gibson Immigration Reform Examiner
June 4, 2014
During the month of May 2014, there were more than 230 charges of sex crimes against children filed against illegal aliens in the state of North Carolina. These dastardly acts which rob children of their innocence, and forever change their lives are being committed in both rural and urban areas, across the Tarheel state.
Unfortunately, this is nothing new. In fact, hundreds of such crimes are committed every single month in North Carolina by those who have no right to be in this country. Continue reading